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City of Malibu
Official seal of Malibu, California
Seal
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Location of Malibu in Los Angeles County, California
Location of Malibu in Los Angeles County, California
Coordinates: 34°02′N 118°45′W / 34.03°N 118.75°W / 34.03; -118.75Coordinates: 34°02′N 118°45′W / 34.03°N 118.75°W / 34.03; -118.75
Country United States
State California
CountyFlag of Los Angeles County, California.svg Los Angeles
Incorporated (city)March 28, 1991 (1991-03-28)
Named forChumash: Humaliwo, The Surf Sounds Loudly
Government
 • MayorRick Mullen[1]
Area
 • Total19.83 sq mi (51.35 km2)
 • Land19.79 sq mi (51.27 km2)
 • Water0.03 sq mi (0.09 km2)  0.22%
Elevation105 ft (32 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total12,645
 • Estimate 
(2016)
12,879
 • Density650.65/sq mi (251.22/km2)
Time zoneUTC-8 (Pacific)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP Codes
90263, 90264, 90265[4]
FIPS code06-45246
GNIS feature IDs1668257, 2410913
Websitewww.malibucity.org
Sign of historical Malibu coast of 27 miles (43 km) from Point Mugu east to Tuna Canyon
Malibu lagoon

Malibu (/ˈmælb/) is a beach city in western Los Angeles County, California, situated about 30 miles (48 km) west of Downtown Los Angeles. Known for its Mediterranean climate, a 21-mile (34 km) strip of the Malibu coast incorporated in 1991 into the City of Malibu. The area is known for being the home of Hollywood movie stars, people in the entertainment industry, and other affluent residents. Most Malibu residents live within a few hundred yards of Pacific Coast Highway (State Route 1), which traverses the city, with some residents living up to a mile away from the beach up narrow canyons. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 12,645.

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